Today is the start of a four week residency at the Canberra Glassworks. The Glassworks has 4 GiR's (Graduate in Residence...pronounced as 'grrrrs') this year; Pamela Manning from Monash, Melbourne / Lucy Palmer from Uni S.A, Adelaide, South Australia / Alex Frasersmith from ANU, Canberra, ACT and myself (Spike Deane from SCA, Sydney, NSW).
We each submitted a project proposal, we have access to the glassworks 7 days a week from 8-5.30 and $500 worth of equipment hire a week. and conversations with all the artists coming and going
Today was a bit of a blur of introductions and inductions combined with a growing sense of excitement after seeing all the fabulous facilities available.
I have recently moved to Canberra (no fixed address as yet) and I have, in response to all the cycle paths in this town bought a bicycle. Today I cycled to and from the Glassworks...and even ventured at times on to the road.